copper tea light holder

made a copper tea light holder 🙂

cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper

draw your shapes onto the metal

small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife )

cut out your lizards

i use a jewelers saw with 1/0 blades

shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3×3 inch square

solder everything together ( use plumbers solder as it has a low melting temp )

start polishing – steel wool will do or sand paper

put a tea light in and light it

tea light holder

I love making these – tea light holders

I love making these - tea light holders

I used copper for that

I used copper for that

cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper

draw your shapes onto the metal

small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife )

cut out your lizards

shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3×3 inch square

solder everything together ( use plumbers solder )

add your tea light and light it 🙂

add your tea light and light it :)
the reason for using plumbers solder is ,is that it takes a much lower temperature to solder the parts together , after all its a tea light not jewelry 🙂